Saturday, June 25, 2005

The Rumors of Mach-II's Death Have Been Greatly Exaggerated

... with apologies to Paul McCartney. Another relevant tidbit that comes to mind is the great scene from Monty Python and the Holy Grail (which also inspired a nice beer called "Holy Grale Porter" by the way) in which the Dead Collector is gathering up dead bodies, one of which has something to say about it. (Scroll down about half way or do a find for "the dead body that claims it isn't").

Anyhow, to get back on track here, Doug Hughes has a nice checklist and discussion concerning whether or not Mach-II is actually dead. I'm totally with Doug on this one as you may have gathered from my previous post about this.

Furthermore, even as those declaring Mach-II to be dead have pointed out, there's nothing prohibiting someone from picking up Mach-II and running with it; apparently the only prohbition in the Mach-II license is that you can't use the name. If there's a group of folks who see it as unresurrectably dead, then pick up the Mach-II codebase, think of a catchy name, and go for it. Nothing's stopping you!

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